US woman turns cancelled $41,000 wedding into party for the homeless

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

INDIANA – A woman who had to cancel her wedding decided to host the homeless to dinner instead of letting it go to waste.

Ms Sarah Cummins, had paid US$30,000 (S$41,000) for a plated 170-seat dinner last Saturday (July 15) at the swanky Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana.

She told the Indianapolis Star that she and her fiance, Mr Logan Araujo, called off the wedding a week ago, but declined to give any reason.

She said: “It was really devastating, I called everyone, cancelled, apologised, cried, called vendors, cried some more and then I started feeling really sick about just throwing away all the food I ordered for the reception.”

Left with a non-refundable event on her hands – Mr Araujo had paid for a large part of it – Ms Cummins decided to host the homeless to dinner instead.

She worked with the venue’s wedding planner…

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